Ruth is 53 years old and lives in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with one child. Ruth manage a gardening business and earns 5,000 PHP each month doing this type of work. She has a requested a loan of 15,000 PHP at GDMPC to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. Ruth been a member of GDMPC since 2009. In the future, Ruth hopes to expand her gardening area to gain more income.
Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) was founded in 1992 by 32 farmer-members to empower people by providing livelihood opportunities and other support services. Today, it has over 15,000 members located in upland, lowland and coastal regions of the Philippines, and offers credit, savings, education, and various social services.